Spring


1
First great change of spring—
the coronavirus spreads
all over the world.
 
2
On the patio
six feet away from my friend
we share springtime tea.
 
3
first nibble of spring—
a handful of raw almonds
with my morning tea
 
4
Through a small window
I watch the first spring robins
foraging for worms.
 
5
First possum of spring—
I’m inclined to think he’s dead
till his tail twitches.
 
6
Spring sneaks through my yard—
the first blossom’s opening
brings me to my knees.

 
Haiku © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #259
 
More Writers’ Pantry #13 at Poets and Storytellers United

Posted on March 29, 2020, in 5-7-5, haiku, Poets & Storytellers United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. These are lovely with a twinge of sadness and impending doom.

  2. These are absolutely stunning! 💝 The fact that nature continues to go on is a reminder that there is still hope 🙂

  3. Vandana Sharma

    Nature is healing us despite the lockdown all over.

  4. 1- BAH 2- Refreshing 3- I have never had raw almonds before. 4- Robins are building nests here. The morning chorus is deafening…in a good way. 5- Wiley animals. 6- Sniffing blooms is fun.

  5. I love the progression of this sequence. Glimpses of life and living are always welcomed. And the ending is just perfect.

  6. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    Spring sneaks up on us. The possum really caught my mind’s eye.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      As long as the possum catches nothing else, you’re safe!

      On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 9:04 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  7. I’ve a feeling nature will thrive this year.

  8. Your words depict threat and the beauty of spring Here we are in autumn. Love robins and possums are regarded a pest here in NZ

  9. IT All Made Sense…
    “First possum of spring—
    I’m inclined to think he’s dead
    till his tail twitches.” 🙂

  10. Beverly Crawford

    YES! In the midst of this chaos, Spring reminds us that the world still turns.

  11. Oh, so well done! I much enjoyed.

  12. With our poor record of preserving the Earth for the future is it any wonder humanity had to be punished to bring us all in line again. I just hope we take the hint!

  13. Lovely – I like the poem!!

  14. These are lovely. Spring, rebirth after death. So much makes me kneel.

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